St. Mary's College of Maryland

WhaT To Bring

Following is a list of recommended/permitted items (for ease, check each box as the item is packed):

blanket, comforter fabric softener bathroom bucket
linens* laundry basket hair dryer
pillow laundry detergent personal care items
towels, washcloths shelf liners shower shoes
  vacuum cleaner  


*Mattresses in the SMCM residence halls are extra long. 

clock, radio popcorn popper backpack whiteboard & markers**
computer/printer telephone rug** bicycle & bike lock
desk lamp stereo* storage crates important papers, ID
fan surge protector clothes hangers non-alcoholic beverages
flashlight TV, VCR, DVD* first aid kit school supplies
hot pot, mugs iron food/containers dictionary/thesaurus
plants   umbrella insurance card
refrigerator *(33"/5 cu ft)
** it is a good idea to discuss these items in advance with your roommate

Prohibited Items:
  • electric fry pans
  • crock pots
  • hotplates
  • cooking appliances
  • toaster ovens
  • microwave ovens
  • firearms, weapons
  • portable heaters
  • pets (except non-meat-eating fish and non-venomous reptiles in 20-gallon tanks or smaller)
  • knives with blades longer than 3”
  • candles
  • illegal drugs
  • fireworks
  • air pistols
  • BB guns
  • halogen lamps, bulbs
  • refrigerators (larger than 33" or 5 cu.ft.)
  • waterbeds
  • incense
  • alcohol for anyone under 21
  • air conditioner